NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Spectrumedix, a maker of high-throughput capillary-electrophoresis tools, closed its doors last month, according to Transgenomic, a Spectrumedix distributor.
 
To make up for the resulting supply problems created by the dissolution, which occurred March 9, Transgenomic said it has purchased “certain assets” from the company’s court-appointed receiver along with a license to a gel patent it needs to make consumables for the Spectrumedix systems.
 

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